Poverty Environment Partnership
Reports and Articles
This report details the outputs from the Community Commons dialogue held at the Fordham University in New York. Representatives from 43 countries met to discuss opportunities for the integration of local and indigenous community expertise into national development strategies.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are an ambitious agenda for reducing poverty and improving lives that world leaders agreed to at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.
This report by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) sets out to clarify the fundamental and urgent need for environmentally sustainable strategies for goal fulfillment, not only to avoid undermining long-term ability to improve the lives of the worldﾒs poorest, but also to tap the opportunities in making the environment work for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It presents environmentally sustainable ways and means to support global, regional and national implementation to attain the Goals.
While significant development progress has been achieved over the past two decades, with almost 650 million people moving out of extreme poverty in developing countries between 1990 and 2008, nearly 1.3 billion women, men and children have been left behind living on less than US$1.25 per day.